Authors in the area

Da Chen, author of the best-selling memoir “Colors of the Mountain,” speaks at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Belmont Abbey College's Wheeler Center, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road in Belmont. He'll sign books at the college coffee shop, Holy Grounds, at 2 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. In “Colors of the Mountain,” Chen tells of growing up in mainland China as the grandson of a disgraced landowner during the Cultural Revolution.